William P. Eno Research Paper
The William P. Eno Research Paper was an annual research paper competition among Eno’s Leadership Development Conference (LDC) Fellows. The goal of the paper was to expose students to the complex nature of transportation policy making while also contributing to the transportation policy discussion.
Better Use of Public Dollars: Economic Analysis in Transportation Decision Making, published in 2012 and authored by Texas A&M graduate Nick Norboge, was the first William P. Eno paper. It focuses on the economic impacts of the transportation decision-making process. The paper uses federal and state case studies to demonstrate that economic impact analyses can help to increase accountability and transparency, and it proposes policy changes that can further their application.
Implications, Barriers, and Policy Recommendations for Autonomous Vehicles
Daniel Fagnant, a Ph.D. candidate in Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, was selected to author the second annual William P. Eno Research Paper. Mr. Fagnant will co-author the work with Dr. Kara Kockelman, Professor and William J. Murray, Jr. Fellow in the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Texas. The paper, published in October 2013, reviews the new technologies, benefits, and challenges of autonomous vehicles and will investigate ways to properly incorporate them into today’s roadway network.